Degrees and Programs

Art and Design
Our bachelor degrees in Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Book Arts, and Painting will challenge your creativity and elevate your skills, allowing you to explore and perfect your craft.
Behavioral Neuropsychology
Discover the biological meaning behind behaviors, delve into research with your classmates, and help solve the mysteries behind the mind-body problem. Start your journey into this cutting-edge field at St. Ambrose.
Book Arts
If you are an artist with a passion for working with diverse materials, our Book Arts program gives you a unique opportunity to excel at what you love and gain skills that are highly-desired within the field of graphic arts.
Digital Filmmaking
For the tech savvy and highly-creative, our major in Digital Filmmaking can make your artistic vision a reality. Master the tools of your trade – words, images, movement, and sound – then merge your skills with imagination to evoke emotion and ignite action.
Education
The School of Education at St. Ambrose University offers four undergraduate education majors and two graduate programs.
Secondary Education
If you strive to reach beyond basic knowledge and skills and instead spark exploration, discovery, confidence, and potential, you belong in our Teacher Education program. The impact you can have on the life of a student is big and multi-generational. We approach your professional education in the exact same way.
Graphic Design
Whether you aspire to work for a major advertising firm, create small business websites, or direct the visual voice of a magazine, St. Ambrose has a graphic design program that will exceed your needs.
Master of Accounting
By earning your master's degree in accounting, you can launch your career as a tax or audit associate with a public accounting firm, be selected for a leadership development program with a large corporation, or serve in a variety of other accounting roles for leading employers in the region.
Master of Early Childhood Education
Advocate for children; enrich their lives and enable them to reach their social and academic potential; and assist parents and ensure the success of families.
Master of Pastoral Theology
Increase your pastoral responsibilities and ministries with the Master of Pastoral Theology program.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
Master of Social Work
Our MSW program gives you maximum career flexibility within its approach of working with others, and the skills to be an effective advocate for children, adults, and diverse communities.
Music
Music at St. Ambrose is enriching and expressive, providing the in-depth training and experience that aspiring musicians and educators need.
Painting
Whether your passion is rooted in abstract or realism, or you simply desire to share your voice through color, St. Ambrose will help you grow as a fine artist so you can achieve your professional dreams.
Theology
In addition to being prepared to live lives of active faith and service within faith communities, our graduates are ready to approach the challenges of the world, and their diverse career paths, in thoughtful and creative ways.
Art Education
Whether you want to teach third-graders how to draw or inspire high school students to experiment with mediums, our accredited teacher education program prepares you for licensure and a successful career.
Biology
For those who are ready to pursue a path of hands-on exploration, challenge the status-quo, and lay the ground work for an impactful career, a St. Ambrose degree in Biology is for you.
Chemistry
With a Chemistry degree from St. Ambrose, you'll be equipped to investigate and impact the world with the skills of a natural scientist.
Doctor of Business Administration
The Doctor of Business Administration program at St. Ambrose University transforms you from business practitioner into management scholar.
Early Childhood Education
Whether you want to guide the discovery and learning of toddlers in childcare or second-graders in a classroom, you can have a profound influence on youth. SAU gives you the the skills to educate and the confidence to ignite a world of wonder.
Bachelor of Education
Whether you've realized your life calling is working with youth or decided to pursue a second career or degree, our Bachelor of Education program lets you focus on just the courses you need. At SAU, you can reach your teaching goals faster.
Industrial Engineering
Whether you want to create more efficient manufacturing processes, increase product quality for consumers, or oversee worksite improvements, St. Ambrose will challenge and support you.
Master of Business Administration
Our MBA program can prepare you to be an innovative business leader who motivates and inspires others and surpasses all professional goals.
Master of Educational Administration
If you seek to enhance learning environments and nurture student achievement in ways that change young lives forever, SAU has a program to help you reach your goals. We inspire educational leaders.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Whether you want to provide primary care to residents in rural America or work in hospitals in underserved communities, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve – and exceed – all of your goals.
Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Whether you are an IT professional who wants to advance into corporate management or a business professional who wants to move into IT, we offer a unique and rare MSITM program that can help you achieve your goals.
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
We teach you the skills to improve the speech – and lives – of others. At SAU, our two-year MSLP program allows you to complete your degree quickly without shortchanging the experience.
Music Education
Maybe you've experienced the deep, emotional intensity of a crescendo, achieved perfect pitch, mastered the evolution of a sonata, or understand the magic of a grace note. In our Music Education program, you'll learn how to inspire and grow the next generation of talent.
Philosophy
Whether you want to study law, practice medicine, or increase your ability to reason and spot fallacious arguments, Philosophy is the nucleus for thought and discovery. It's an even better preparation for life.
Art History
If you see art as a form of language, for its beauty and deep reflection of history and culture, we'll teach you how to preserve and grow collections, articulate the stories, and honor the truth expressed in art.
Biomedical Laboratory Science
Hands-on medical lab training amplifies your skillset, preparing you for a fulfilling career focused on microbiology, virology, immunology, hematology, and more.
Computer Information Sciences
We offer bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Computer Network Administration, and Cybersecurity. For graduate school, we offer a Master of Science in IT Management.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Direct your compassion, determination, and desire to solve problems toward a rewarding career in physical therapy. The SAU Physical Therapy Department is comprised of a doctoral program and an Orthopaedic Residency program.
Education, Elementary
If your ambition is to cultivate young minds, share your enthusiasm and love for learning with children in their formative years, SAU will prepare you to reach - and exceed - your goals in the classroom and in life.
Forensic Psychology
Our Forensic Psychology program ties the classroom to the world, and you'll thrive through experience. Intern as a victim advocate. Guide a former inmate through programs and resources. Or, research patterns of crime. At SAU, your education amplifies your impact in the world.
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate program.
Master of Criminal Justice
Whether your goal is an upper-level career in law enforcement, security, corrections, or human services, St. Ambrose can prepare you to be a skilled, effective, and ethical leader.
Master of Organizational Leadership
Make a difference and create real change at work, at home and in your community with the Master of Organizational Leadership program.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change and earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree online at St Ambrose University. Our high-quality, meaningingful health sciences programs turn your passion and inspiration into action. Get started on your master's degree today!
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
With a focus on analytics, data interpretation, and crime analysis, our Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree will get your career going in the right direction.
Mechanical Engineering
If you view the world as having unlimited potential, love to solve problems, and envision a career of true impact, our Mechanical Engineering program will inspire you onward to advance the energy sector, improve community water systems, streamline manufacturing, and more.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education and improving lives. Learn from experienced faculty who are passionately dedicated to their students.
Theatre
Fast track your success by pairing your love of the theatre with a robust theatre degree from SAU. No matter if your dream lies behind the scenes or at center stage, our theatre program is vibrant, active, and will help you prepare for the career of your dreams.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!